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Housing, land, Mr Fluffy, and ACT Government priorities

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When my wife and I married in 1970 we bought a modest privately built home in Garran – then a newly developed suburb – for the grand sum of $14,000. That covered the house and land. In the five years we stayed there, our two children were born. Many years later we were disturbed to […]

Politics not evidence sinks pill testing at this year’s Groovin the Moo Festival

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week we were greeted with the disappointing news that the ACT Government has rejected a proposal brought forward by some of Canberra’s leading public health and harm minimisation experts to run a pill testing trial at the upcoming Groovin the Moo Festival. While ACT Labor says that it agrees to a pill testing trail […]

Digital & Dissected: Jackie (DVD/Blu-Ray)

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Jackie (2016) Directed by: Pablo Larraín A deep meditation on female strength in the face of loss and legacy Jackie, like Hidden Figures, is a film with an important and refreshing female focus. Having previously brought us the Best Foreign Film Oscar-nominated No (2012) starring Gael García Bernal, Chilean director Pablo Larraín again casts his gaze upon the […]

Playstation 4 NPL Round 3 Wrap

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

FFA Centre of Excellence 5 (Muratovic 6’, Bafford 10’, Mavros 37’, 41’, Trewin 31’) def. Monaro Panthers 0 A blistering five-goal first half paved the way for the FFA Centre of Excellence to record a dominant victory over the winless Monaro Panthers at the AIS on Saturday. A brace to Charlie Mavros was complemented by […]

The youngest ANZAC

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you have teenaged children and especially a 14-year-old, can you even begin to imagine losing him/her to war? The very thought of such a young life lost and wasted in such a tragic way sends shivers up my spine. The book, “Soldier Boy”, is an engaging tale told about what we believe to be […]

Get off the road you idiot !!

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In my cycling life in Canberra I’ve been verbally abused by a dozen motorists while on the road. I’ve had a number of others furiously toot the horn at me, but I’d like to optimistically believe that they were just saying hello. So in 8 years of riding, I’ve had 12 or so motorists actually […]

Visiting the Australian War Memorial on Anzac Day

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberrans are lucky to have so many magnificent Australian national institutions in our hometown. I’m always surprised though at how many Canberrans don’t take advantage of this during significant national days of commemoration such as ANZAC Day or during international exhibitions and sporting events. This week the Australian War Memorial will again be hosting nationally […]

Salute to workers who returned to railway after war ordeal

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

These five Goulburn railway workers swapped their greasy overalls for gleaming boots and a shot at the enemy in World War 1. They saw action, felt the sting of the enemy in the trenches and returned after the war. They helped shape Goulburn’s identity and will be remembered in a sculpture that will forever remind […]

“Community” consultation – what a joke!

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When the NIMBYs are in full flight, they scream “lack of consultation!” What they really mean is that they were not given an opportunity to veto any development in and around their area. A respectful conversation with “the community” in the contemplative stage has been tried occasionally but not often. Most of the time, Governments […]

Raw garlic tasting and costumed dachshunds on offer at Bungendore festival

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Bungendore locals will host a harvest festival at the end of April, aimed at showcasing local wines, garlic, and dogs. The Bungendore area, which stretches from Braidwood to Bungendore, is one Canberra’s major foodbaskets, producing much of the livestock, fruit, and vegetables consumed in the territory. As well as being productive farmland, Bungendore is a […]

Pure Zen pod bath like floating on a cloud

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Ever wondered how it would feel to float on a cloud? Me too. Last Saturday, while bobbing about in a Dream Pod at Pure Zen Flotation in Phillip, I reckon I came about as close as you can get. Yes, while many of you were indulging in a feast of chocolate eggs over the weekend, […]

Queanbeyan: four parks and a cafe

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With another very long weekend upon us for many Canberrans and quite a few of us on ‘staycation’, I took the opportunity to enjoy the mild autumn weather, and find somewhere new and not too far away. I took a short drive across the NSW border to explore; the riverbank parkland of Queanbeyan. I was […]

Faces of Canberra: James Redden

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. Just the mention of a boutique bookshop transports most of our minds to the dank, dark and hilarious set of UK comedy TV show, Black Books. However, unlike Bernard, Manny or Fran, […]

MIX 106.3 declared most popular radio station in Canberra

MIX 106.3 is the most popular radio station in Canberra with its audience share climbing to more than 20 percent, according to a new survey by GfK, a market research company. While MIX 106.3 has the largest overall share, the two most popular breakfast and drive time shows are hosted by its partner company, Hit […]

South Coast man, 37, found dead in Batehaven creek

Detectives are investigating after 37-year-old South Coast man Anthony Collins was found dead in a creek at Batehaven on Tuesday. Collins, pictured above and below, had been reported missing on Saturday. Last seen at the Catalina Country Club early on Friday evening, he failed to board the courtesy bus home at 7.30pm. At about 8.45am […]

How can we fix Northbourne Avenue?

Canberra’s central business district is divided by a fifty-metre wide roadway that is set to become even more dangerous, and even more dysfunctional. Northbourne Avenue’s six general traffic lanes, two shared paths and two cycle lanes will soon be joined by two light rail tracks. Fifteen thousand light rail passengers will use the Alinga Street […]

2017 ActewAGL Junior League launches as Football skyrockets

The 2017 ActewAGL Junior League season was launched at Hawker on Thursday as big registration numbers once more highlighted the popularity of football in the ACT region. Speaking at Hawker Football Centre surrounded by a throng of Junior footballers, Capital Football CEO Phil Brown welcomed children and their families to the launch before remembering his […]

Explore Duntroon’s buried WW1 training trenches

The Jerrabomberra Wetlands may look like a large paddock, but underneath the soil lies a site of national historical significance. Over 100 years ago, Duntroon built trenches across the river from its school to train officers in Trench Warfare and Bombing during World War 1. Buried and forgotten, the trenches were rediscovered in 2014 by […]

Coffee and gourmet treats to-go at Civic’s 3 Degrees Coffee

Blink and you might miss it unless like me you are hungry while walking to work, and a bit late, and your eyes catch a colourful and tempting display of treats designed to appeal to the morning coffee lover. Or perhaps you will smell the coffee. Linger and you will discover that 3 Degrees Coffee […]

Virgin to fly CBR-Perth in sitting weeks from August

Virgin will offer direct flights between Canberra and Perth during Parliamentary sitting weeks from August this year, with tickets and related holiday packages for the remainder of 2017 on sale at from today. Focused on the market for politicians, their staffers and family members, the services will run on a Boeing 737 aircraft on […]

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